Baby steps.

Friday, February 05, 2010

Everything is falling into line.


I'm taking baby steps to where I want to be. Dreams I want accomplished. Goals I want to see finished. Everything starts somewhere, and I'm taking the necessary steps to move forward.

1 month into 2010, and I have lots of hope for the future.
January was basically a crash course in preparing for the last semester of high school, finishing college applications, rushing to meet deadlines and stepping into new, and mostly difficult, classes. It was a time to get the basics down and start digging into the serious stuff.

I'm loving my life right now.

I have a wonderful family, a great group of friends, and a bright outlook for the future. Sure, sometimes I'm not as happy when I think about the things I want, the stuff I wish I had, but the truth is I'm perfectly content with where I am right now. I know I have the ability to go much further, but I have to go through this first to get where I want to be. It's all part of the process. It's the necessary baby steps.

Recently I've been broadening my horizons on different artists I'm listening to. Amos Lee's "Sweet Pea" has been on repeat in my iTunes. It's a simple, swingy, love song that sums up a cute and somewhat addicting relationship. It's adorable, short, and quick to the point. Not to mention super catchy.

I need to pick up Nick Jonas' new CD at a Target, mainly because he's another songwriter I admire a lot. He has a tendency to write about love a lot, but who doesn't? He's got a mean imagination, and listening to his songs has given me a bit of inspiration for my own stuff. Love is such an easy topic to write about, but I'm starting to branch out and reach for different inspiration.

I'm currently working on a piece entitled "Figure it Out" about making sure you don't sell yourself too short. It's a song about reminding yourself to not settle for less. Go for it all, make the most of it, because you may regret the decisions you make. It's based off the story of someone I know, and how a single decision impacted her entire life. Perhaps someday she'll hear it...I'm not really sure how she would take it, but I hope it impacts her in a positive way.

Anyway, I think I'm going to work on more of it.

"Sweet pea, apple of my eye. I don't know when and I don't know why, but you're the only reason...I keep on coming home."

Respectfully submitted,

PS: I've decided I need to learn piano. For reals.